All too often we are pushed to meet some irrational standard of excellence within our respective field of work. We are by hook or crook suppose to live up to the peculiar expectations of entitled outsiders. All while managing and maintaining a healthy home life within our immediate family. Where the real work gets done; Around the home and in our local community. This is the work that truly makes the world a better place to live.
There is a corporate culture out there that plagues our society today. This mindset steals us away from those who matter most in our lives. This culture is focused solely on money made. Rather than relationships earned. Relationships are (clear and present) the most important aspect of business and much more valuable for growth than any dollar made.
There is a selfish attitude among the elite in this culture that trickles down through the ranks. Most everyone fears to lose their job, so they play along. Those who stand up to this brash inadequacy, are often considered brash themselves. Then, outcast like black sheep for being whistle blowers. I am coining this...
Hungry Wolf Syndrome
This is where an elitist entity puts you on the clock without a contract and, no regard for your home life. Then expects you to overcome all odds. No matter what the cost may be to you or your own family. My advice: Get a contract.
Often times, you're disrespected with poor communication. This CEO, (much like a hungry wolf) prefers to stay veiled in mystery but actually needs your services. Sometimes even desperately. They do not provide you with an appropriate way to reach them. They hide behind a shroud of secretaries and you are forced to work with next to nothing. Providing a service for the company then proves very difficult.
When the stress tops off and our health comes into question, who is most affected by this situation? That CEO who's lashing out at you over a soft deadline? Or your family who absolutely needs your time and attention? It is wise to take a step back and remind ourselves of what is most important.
Family always comes first...
It's safe to say that the best step forward is in working with people who respect your time. No one person's time is more important than another. We are all made of the same flesh and blood. And we are all entitled to a finite amount of time on this Earth. Cultivate your time the way you see fit. And most importantly, work with people who appreciate you for who you are and the unique services you provide.
In my humble opinion, this is the only way to do God's work. Have the courage to stand up for what you know is true.
Move forward with a positive mindset to only help those who respect this boundary and in time, the right people and opportunities will find you.
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Through hardship to the stars, a futurist at heart.
As a director of photography and film production, Josh is provided an opportunity to work intimately with very unique and interesting people. From these interactions, he has discovered many challenges but in turn, he has explored the strengths and weaknesses of those same people who have entrus
As a director of photography and film production, Josh is provided an opportunity to work intimately with very unique and interesting people. From these interactions, he has discovered many challenges but in turn, he has explored the strengths and weaknesses of those same people who have entrusted him with their brand. As a media strategist, these warm encounters are very important. From this partnership, creative innovation can flourish and a passion for cutting edge production & development can take form.
Josh is a gifted educator, and a good listener. He does not strive for perfection, but finds great joy in perfect moments. It is his obligation to capture these moments for others to enjoy.
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